Global free zone operator Economic Zones World took home the top award at the GCC HR Excellence Awards 2011 held recently as part of the 6th Human Assets Expansion Middle East Summit, by securing the first place in the Best Training Strategy category.
The organisation’s diverse and innovative training programmes as well its commitment to human resource development were amongst the several deciding factors that won over the panel at this year’s awards.
Adel Bin Turkeya, SVP Human Resources, Economic Zones World, said: “We are honoured to receive the GCC Excellence Award. Our efforts to cultivate a dynamic team of employees have enabled us to retain our competitive edge. EZW has always maintained that its people are valuable assets and important to the company’s success and long-term business sustainability. Besides offering equitable and competitive compensation, EZW is committed to fostering overall development of its employees. This award is an incentive to step up our efforts and perform even better”
The free zone operator’s ongoing initiatives include orientation programmes, customised in-house training courses, the Corporate Development Programme, which is accredited by KHDA and University of Dubai, the Mishwar Program, specially designed for freshly recruited UAE Nationals, and the Job Rotation Program implemented this year for employees to widen their knowledge in various functions within their department, among many others.
The company has also initiated various programmes not directly related to employees jobs like ‘Money Matters!’ launched to instruct employees on money management and financial planning for the future – an initiative that is particularly relevant in the financial downturn; cultural awareness sessions for expatriate employees and basic safety induction awareness sessions.
Held under the theme 'Human Capital - Catalyst that makes your organisation grow and succeed', the three-day 6th Human Assets Expansion Middle East Summit brought together CEOs, heads of human resources and development departments, recruitment managers and other HR&D professionals from leading Middle East companies.